The Investment Forum of the city of Kyiv will take place on September 10 at the Parkovy Exhibition Center. The event will be attended by more than 30 speakers from 14 countries, including mayors of European cities and representatives of municipalities, urban planners, international and Ukrainian investors, artists and experts on sustainable development. The forum will be opened by Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko.
According to the Department of Economy and Investment, which is the organizer of the Forum, the event will include 5 discussion panels. Participants will focus on the issues of creative transformation and new opportunities for investment-attractive industries, rapid urban development and environmental protection, sustainable community health, and tools to attract investment in Greater Kyiv projects.
The Forum will be opened by the session “New opportunities for investment-attractive industries: a leap through COVID-reality. World experience. Narratives of Greater Kyiv ”is dedicated to the priorities of Kyiv region development and search for the most effective ways of creative transformation that will allow capitals and satellite cities to become smarter, more environmentally friendly, investment attractive and resistant to future challenges.
The panel will be attended by Ivan Vukovic, Mayor of the Montenegrin capital Podgorica and Eldar Azizov, Mayor of Baku. Speakers will talk about rethinking urban development priorities after the coronavirus pandemic, and UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Ukraine Osnat Lubrani will share international expertise and opportunities for transformational change to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Success stories and cases of successful urban transformations are also presented by the municipalities of Madrid, Shanghai, Krakow and well-known urban planners Fabien Gelzel from Stuttgart and Case Donkers from Eindhoven.
The discussion panel "Tools for attracting investment in Greater Kyiv projects" will discuss ways to increase the investment attractiveness of the capital region against the background of growing competition for credit resources of international financial institutions. Particular attention will be paid to the analysis of the possibilities of alternative sources of funding. Speakers at the panel include Jerzy Muzyk, Krakow Deputy Mayor for Sustainable Development, Serhiy Kruhlyk, Head of the Kyiv Municipal Bank Project Office, Dominique Patella, World Bank Expert, and Nicolas Cambier, Director of the Scope Group.
The environmental challenges facing Greater Kyiv, the search for growth points for environmental investment and the necessary steps to return the Ukrainian capital to one of the greenest cities in Europe will be the top topics of the panel discussion: "Adapting to Climate Change: Rapid Urban Development and Environmental Protection". Denis Moskal, Chairman of the Kyiv City Council Standing Committee on Environmental Policy, Gregory Tsuris, Green Deal Advisor, European Union Representative in Ukraine, Lyudmyla Tsyganok, President of the Professional Association of Environmentalists of Ukraine, and experts from Spain and the United Kingdom will take part in the session.
As part of the Sustainable Community Health panel, participants will discuss the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for the functioning of the health care system, changing life priorities for the population, necessary steps and investments in modernizing and developing the city's medical and sports infrastructure, and encouraging residents capital to a healthy lifestyle.
The role of creative industries in shaping the economic well-being of the modern city, the main trends of their development, success factors, and ways to increase competitiveness will be discussed in the session "Creative Transformation: Codes of a New Reality". Participants in the discussion will be Jung Su - an expert on global brands, Dmytro Sydorenko - founder of the Atlas Weekend festival, artist ZINAIDA and Taras Topolya - leader of the band "Antitila".